Families Grateful and Kids Were All Smiles Receiving Our Back 2 School Kits
Hundreds of active-duty and reserve-duty military personnel from all branches of the armed forces showed up at a series of school supplies distribution events we did in partnership with Operation Homefront. We are proud to partner with this great organization, which provides support to military families here in Illinois. This past weekend we gave out school supplies at Great Lakes Naval Station, Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Camp Lincoln down in the state’s capitol, the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Mount Vernon and the Center of Excellence in Bartonville.
Having the opportunity to meet so many men and women and their children that make tremendous sacrifices to serve our country and keep us safe is particularly rewarding. These families were so gracious and appreciative of the Back 2 School kits we provided that we have committed to doing even more in 2015.
When all is said and done, we will have provided Back 2 School supplies to 1,500 children of military families at seven different sites around the state this August.